Monday, March 8, 2010

New website for LeConte Lodge winter caretaker

Last week I received an email from Doug McFalls announcing the launch of his new website. Doug is the winter caretaker at the LeConte Lodge. This coming Friday Doug will be retiring his current website,, a site known for some incredibly beautiful photography from the summit of Mt. LeConte.

His new website,, is already up and running, and promises to continue with even more inspirational photos from the Smokies.

Doug also mentioned that the management for the LeConte Lodge has decided to do their own blog on their own website. Should be interesting to see how they proceed with this.

Speaking of Mt. LeConte, during the months of December, January, and February, the mountain received more than double the average amount of snowfall.

Mt. LeConte received 112" of snow overall during those three months; in an average year, it receives 51 inches.

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Chris said...

Wow, I am really glad that he has started a blog or has always had one (I am not sure). I cannot wait to read it!

Jay Dub said...

Really wish his new site had an rss feed like the old one. And... seems like some contention between him and the Lodge, which makes no sense: his blog post history indicate he'd be a fine spokesperson for the lodge.

Oh well.

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Jay, agree with you on both points - especially the second one.

I can't believe that the Lodge will be able to produce a blog that will generate as much buzz about Mt. LeConte as Doug's does.

As you said....oh well.... said...

I would just like to share with you the new LeConte Lodge blog. The management just wanted a more permanent site that would be around for years to come. I hope you enjoy the new one as much as you liked Doug's. We are very grateful to him for watching the lodge this winter and sharing his experiences with you. I hope we are able to do the same.
check it out at

Jay Dub said...

Now I feel bombarded with so many new links...